Years 7 to 9

In the first three years at Anthony Gell, we introduce students to each aspect of the curriculum to facilitate effective choices later on. We encourage each student to achieve their full potential through an aspirational culture.

The school has 25 one hour lessons each week and operates a two week timetable where the timetable in Week 1 is different from that in Week 2. This means that there are 50 lessons in a fortnight.

When students enter the school in Year 7 they are placed in mixed ability House based groups for all subjects except for maths, where there is some setting. For Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) the subjects we offer are French or German with one being studied in Year 7 and then two being offered from Year 8 for some students. We alternate the language each year so if current Year 7 are studying French, then next year’s Year 7 cohort would study German.

Year 7 CurriculumNo. of lessons per fortnight
English8
Maths6
Science6
Humanities
History3
Geography3
RE2
MFL (German or French)5
Technology4
PE4
Art2
Music2
Personal and Social Education1
Computing2
Dance1
Drama1

Throughout Years 7 extra literacy support is available to students who need it. This is delivered in withdrawal session of half an hour in length.

In Year 8 students will begin to study one of the Pathways subjects listed below.

Year 8 CurriculumNo. of lessons per fortnight
English8
Maths6
Science6
Humanities History Geography RE3 3 2
MFL (German or French)5
Technology4
PE4
Art2
Music2
Personal and Social Education1
Computing2
Dance1
Drama1

PERSONAL, DEVELOPMENT & EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS

The Prince’s Trust is recognised by Ofqual in England to offer and award qualifications. The Prince’s Trust Award & Certificate in Personal Development and Employability Skills (PDE) recognises a breadth of personal skills, qualities and attitudes required by employers across a range of sectors.

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Year 9 CurriculumNo. of lessons per fortnight
English6
Maths7
Science6
History3
Geography3
RE2
MFL13
Pathways: French or German or Personnel Development & Employability Skills or Literacy or Numeracy Support3
Technology4
PE4
Art2
Music2
Personal and Social Education1
Computing2
Dance1
Drama1

As students move into Year 9 they are set by ability in groups for core subjects of English, Maths and Science.

KS3 Course Information